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Below is one of a selection articles found in an attempt to gauge the impact in the media of the WCC's 9th Assembly. Since it appeared in an independent publication, this article neither represents nor necessarily reflects the official policy of the World Council of Churches.




Churches urged toward visible unity


ENI. The appeals for visible church unity made at the recent World Council of Churches assembly in Brazil were not new, but the longtime obstacles remain a sore point for many—especially limits on celebrating communion in each other's churches and the lack of a common date for Easter.

The Geneva-based WCC is urging its member churches to consider a new statement, "Called to Be the One Church," that deals with sensitive issues of ecclesiology, or the doctrine of the church, including mutual recognition of each other's clergy and baptism.</td></tr> (...)